FOR A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CLIMATE at Maldives Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale

55th Venice Biennale / Maldives Pavilion


Curated by Chamber of Public Secrets (Alfredo
 Aida Eltorie, Khaled
in association with Camilla Boemio and Maren Richter
June 1 – November 24, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday May 29, 2013, 1 pm


Mohamed Ali, Sama Alshaibi, Ursula Biemann, Stefano Cagol, Wael Darwesh, Christoph Draeger & Heidrun Holzfeind, Moomin Fouad, Thierry Geoffrey (aka Colonel), Khaled Hafez, Hanna Husberg, Achilleas Kentonis & Maria Papacaharalambous, Laura McLean & Kalliopi, Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Gregory Niemeyer, Khaled Ramadan, Oliver Ressler, Klaus Schafler, Patrizio Travagli, Tsipni-Kolaza, Wooloo.

The Maldives Pavilion
Fondazione Gervasuti
Via Garibaldi, Fondamenta Sant’Anna
Castello 995
30122 Venezia, Italy

Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Oliver Ressler:

“For A Completely Different Climate” deals with an emerging social movement that questions and selectively fights the response (or non‐response) of states and corporations to climate change. This leftist movement has the potential to mobilize especially in Britain, where in August 2008 a Climate Camp was organized to close the Kingsnorth coal‐fired power station east of London. Although the Kingsnorth station was planned to be shut down, the energy corporation E.ON plans to build, at the same location, a new coal‐fired power station that will assure profits for the next few decades. This project completely conflicts with the necessary goal of reducing CO2 emissions. Preventing a new coal‐fired powerplant in Kingsnorth is of great symbolic value, since a successful resistance could mean the end of other planned projects for coal‐fired powerplants elsewhere in Britain.

“For A Completely Different Climate” is a 3‐channel slide installation – in Venice shown on one monitor – based on photos taken in the Climate Camp and at the demonstrations and blockades of Kingsnorth, combined with short texts and audio recordings of the demonstrations and workshops.

Courtesy of Galleria Artra, Milan (Italy)

For images and a webversion of the 3-channel slide installation please check out:

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